Retina Jongeren - Flemish Ambassadors for Dance
RETINA JONGEREN have gained the title of AMBASSADOR OF FLEMISH AMATEUR CONTEMPORARY DANCE during DANCE.IMPACT, a festival organized by Danspunt and Terpsichore vzw.
Retina Jongeren, Retina Dance Company’s Belgium based youth dance company, took part in Dance.Impact, a festival for amateur dance in Flanders on Sunday 30th March. 7 groups were selected to perform their work in the Flemish town of Bornem. Retina Jongeren performed Zero 09, a new piece by Retina’s choreographer Filip Van Huffel.
After a great evening of varied contemporary dance, the jury gave the title of AMBASSADOR OF FLEMISH AMATEUR CONTEMPORARY DANCE to RETINA JONGEREN! The jury rewarded the company for it’s coherent whole, the music, the flow and the energy that the company managed to convey to the audience.
The new ambassador company wins €750 to spend on dance related expenses and the group will also be invited by Danspunt to participate in domestic and foreign performances and festivals where they will represent Flanders.
Dance.Impact is an initiative of Danspunt in collaboration with Terpsichore vzw.
Choreography: Filip Van Huffel
Retina Jongeren dancers: Manou Hermans, Cheyenne Illegems, Laura Janssens, Margot Janssens, Johanna Tengan, Louis Thuriot, Pauline Thuriot, Julie Van Landeghem, Mooni Van Tichel, Noa Van Tichel, Dries Verstreepen.
Rehearsal Director: Sabin Ceulemans
Photo: Joke Van den Heuvel